“People in civic tech didn’t go through the hurdles of face-to-face civic life…We need to think about design,” said Tiago Carneiro Peixoto, Team Lead, World Bank’s Digital Engagement Unit, during a recent panel discussion entitled The Ethics of Democracy Entrepreneurship. The event was hosted by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard.
Serious Thinking about Democratic Design
Peixoto wasn’t talking about design details – he was talking about fundamental institutional design in its full political-economic context. The term democratic design crystalized the topic of the panel. Such thinking represents important progress in the development of civic tech and civic media.Read more